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Written by JulieW
(8/28/2005 3:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Pecuniary Emolument, penned by Cathy A
Well, at the very least, merely ironic..;-)
She had no money of her own,and I think was acutely aware of her financial dependency.
She was also I think very "theatrical".We know she loved the theatre, particularly comedies.Can't you imagine her saying this in a pompous voice: a bit like Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet in P+P2,repeating Darcy's insult;"She is not handsome enough to tempt me.."?
So while it has a grain of ironic truth in it,she is also adopting a consciously comically dramatic tone,which I think she may have adopted when in conversation with Cassandra and other members of her family.
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